MS 180 - $199.95 DSRP

Distributor Suggested Retail Price
16 in. Bar

DSRP: $199.95


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This lightweight chainsaw features excellent air filtration, enhanced engine cooling and redesigned engine shroud.

The MS 180 chainsaw features improved air flow and shroud design, giving you more consistent performance in the field. Expect better engine cooling and air filtration while you make quick work of trimming branches, cutting small trees and clearing fallen limbs after a storm. If you’re looking for a reliable, light-duty chainsaw for occasional use, the MS 180 is a solid choice. See it for yourself ...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
MS 180 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 31.9 cc (1.9 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.5 kW (2.0 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 4.1 kg (9.0 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 250 cc (8.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 145 cc (4.9 oz.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL recommends #3610 (61 PMM3 55) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3005 008 3913 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Model Features
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    Built in the USA
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    IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
    The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor is designed to automatically adjust the air/fuel ratio when the air filter becomes restricted or partially clogged and maintains the engine’s correct RPM. IntelliCarb™ uses air from the clean side of the air filter to control the diaphragm and flow of fuel. As the air filter becomes dirty and less air is available for the carburetor, the IntelliCarb™ system adjusts the fuel flow to compensate for the decrease in air flow. This is in contrast to typical carburetors that utilize this air from the “dirty” side of the air box.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Chainsaws
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Important Information
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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MS 180 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 109.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw! It starts reliably, it is light, but powerful enough for casual use.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The quick easy start works for about 5 times. Then breaks. Works great for about half hour. Then to the shop. Would not buy another. The easy start breaks all the time. Can use for about half hour then to the shop. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MS 180 - great saw! I graduated from a smaller, lesser chainsaw to a Stihl. Couldn't be happier with this saw.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a saw This was quite a shock that this ms180 would be such a great saw
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product for the money This is a great chainsaw for the money. If you need a dependable chainsaw for projects around the yard, you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100% satisfied I'm 109# female and this chainsaw is easy to start and handle!I had my first one stolen so replaced it with the same because it is such a great saw
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works for small jobs! Easy on wallet I rarely use a chainsaw, but when I do I need a good one to back me up. This one is a good one for a great value. I will upgrade to bigger one but its better than the 170 for a few extra bucks.Does use ALOT of bar oil and mix. Prepare to refill and refill and refill
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from complete gargage.nothing good to say. I bought this product to support made is the USA.Well,it was a huge mistake.Do not waste your money on this garbage product from stiel.I used this chainsaw twice,It has no power,It does not start.Complet Junk.I took it back to the dealer after the second time I used it because it would not start.The only thing this chainsaw is good for is to cut 1 inch limbs off a tree.Anything more than that,It's way too much for this cheap saw to go through.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This saw is very easy to start and use is light compared to other saws that I have used., A very good saw, This is a very well built saw. Easy to use, starts easily and no vibration,
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goods The saw is lite easy start runs good the dealer was nice gave me a free chain with saw free tank of gas and chain oil I love the saw. I used to buy poulan saws and have to buy a new one every year they only last after one winter
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All the features I wanted. Gives me the saw for my 10 acres that lets me do my chores instead of fixing chainsaws
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easily Flooded at Startup I love the saw once I get it started, but it has a tendancy to flood if the correct starting sequence is not followed exactly. If that happens, you need to remove the spark plug and pull the cord to turn it over several times to remove any excess gas that has built up within the cylinder, then re-install the plug. Other than that, I am completely satisfied with this saw and I enjoy how it cuts through wood like butter!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad design I had the 180 and in 2 hours it went thru 3 tanks of bar oil. I returned to store but they wanted to send to repair. On a saw i owned 3 hours.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strong and easy to operate, some odd controls The saw was well prepared to go right from the store. Within minutes of getting home I was cutting up limbs and taking down scrub trees. This is a small tree cutter and not a lumberjack tool. Use it for dead limbs and small trees and be happy forever.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love this saw bought this saw for home use and its exceeded my expectations. from cutting brush to small trees this thing gets it done .
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very dependable Still has to be the most reliable brand out there I have never once pulled a still start rope and it not started
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy start So easy to start with the easy start system. Got upgraded to the carbide blade, should stay sharp for a long time, cut 7-8 (not too big) trees. Like butter.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect for my needs of light weight trimming and cutting around our camp up north WE don't heat or cook with wood anymore but there is always a need to clear brush and dead fall around camp. The MS-180 suits my needs with ease of use, easy starting and dependability.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saw! Easy to start and fast cutting. Gas and chain oil have good fill ports that are easy to get to and love the keeper caps that can't fall away or get lost. Chain tension is really easy to adjust, not like old saws where bar and chain were loosened to such a point as to be always needing adjusted.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great small job saw Great unit for the money had to clear a large dead oak friom an adjoining property. No oroblem whatsoever. I will get a beefier chain but that's the chain not the saw
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok saw... not completely satisfied I decided to buy this saw over the ms170 due to more power, but i am disappointed in the engine's power. The chain is nice and sharp but the engine bogs easily even on 3" limbs. I recently bought a ms271 farm boss and I am very impressed by it. I wanted a small saw to pair with the 271 for small jobs and I am disappointed with the ms180. For the price i figured it would be as good of quality as the 271 farm boss but the ms180 is very cheaply made and underpowered. My old cheap competitor saw beats the ms180 by far power wise with the same weight and bar size. Disappointed in this, I should have bought the ms211 instead.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great when it starts When it starts, it works great. When it is warm it is difficult to impossible to start. I've taken it back to the dealer twice. The first person told me it was flooded and he did get it to start but it took awhile. The second time another person told me the procedure that I needed to do to get it started. This advice has not worked well. I've used chainsaws for over 50 years and this saw is by far the worst to start when is warm.
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect tool for home maintenance This saw starts easily and reliably every time. Easy to refuel and oil. It replaced a 25 yr old saw and I regret not making that switch sooner.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Starts great, runs well, underpowered This saw is for small trees as in six inch diameter or less. It is under powered for anything bigger unless you have awhile to make the cuts. In my opinion a 10 inch chain would have been better for this saw. The saw does start easily and runs good. Overall I'm really not impressed with it. The saw I replaced was a another brand which out performs this one for half the price.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great to be back with Stihl After another brand, I returned to Stihl and find it easy to use and light weight. The tension adjustment mechanism is much better than any other I've ever used. Access to the fuel and oil caps are easy and the "tie" preventing the cap from disappearing is greatly appreciated.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Chainsaw! Hands down the best chainsaw I have ever purchased. I only wished I purchased one years ago.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first STIHL Chainsaw Like I said my first STIHL chainsaw but not my first chainsaw. I ended up with a STIHL from the local farm store after 3 days of fighting with a competitors brand chainsaw from a Lowe's. I came home with my first STIHL product and I must say I am impressed with the MS 180, the local farm store set it up at the store and gave me a 2-year warranty if I bought a six pack of 2 cycle oil. As soon as I returned home I put it to work and was even more impressed with the performance and wow it cut way better than the competitors brand of the same size. Huge difference and allot less work and it started every time I needed it. Yes, I spent a few bucks more for the STIHL like 30 dollars more but let me tell you it is the best extra 30 you'll ever spend.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely well built Excellent product for the money. I would recommend Stihl to anyone.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to start, but a good saw I originally was looking for the 'easy start' version of the MS180, but I couldn't find it anywhere. I think I see why. The MS180 is a great chain saw, but it can be tricky to start. Having said that, it was a good buy and I'm glad I have it. I just wish it was a little easier to get going.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought it for light use... until wind storm hit, thats when this saw cut wood like a bigger model Bought this saw for lighter use. A week after purchase.. a wind storm came through and tore up the forest behind our property. Took the MS 180 out and cut wood for 3 days straight and it performed like a much bigger saw!!! Some of my friends had a "competitors" brand, the Stihl simply blew them away!!!
Date published: 2017-04-17
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